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Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in MMA |

New Rankings! Poirier Lands On Pound-For-Pound List

New Rankings! Poirier Lands On Pound-For-Pound List

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) updated its official rankings in the wake of the UFC 236 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., April 13, 2019), which featured two thrilling title fights which saw Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya win titles over Max Holloway and Kelvin Gastelum.

Watch the fights here and here.

Dustin’s reward was getting a spot on the pound-for-pound list, bumping Conor McGregor from the No. 8 spot. There was plenty of movement after the event, so take a look at what the latest rankings field looks like courtesy of UFC.com. Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked).

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Daniel Cormier
2 Jon Jones
3 Khabib Nurmagomedov
4 Henry Cejudo +1
5 Max Holloway -1
6 Amanda Nunes
7 Kamaru Usman
8 Dustin Poirier *NR
9 Conor McGregor -1
10 Robert Whittaker -1
11 Stipe Miocic -1
12 Tony Ferguson -1
13 Tyron Woodley -1
14 Rose Namajunas -1
15 Cris Cyborg -1

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Jussier Formiga
2 Joseph Benavidez
3 Alexandre Pantoja +2
4 Deiveson Figueiredo -1
5 Wilson Reis -1
6 Tim Elliott
7 Rogerio Bontorin
8 Magomed Bibulatov
9 Ryan Benoit
10 Jordan Espinosa
11 Kai Kara France
12 Eric Shelton
13 Alex Perez *NR
14 Raulian Paiva
15 Matt Schnell *NR

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: VACANT (TJ Dillashaw Suspended)
1 Marlon Moraes
2 Raphael Assuncao
3 Aljamain Sterling
4 Pedro Munhoz
5 Dominick Cruz
6 Cody Garbrandt
7 Jimmie Rivera
8 John Lineker
9 Petr Yan
10 Cody Stamann
11 Rob Font
12 John Dodson
13 Alejandro Perez
14 Thomas Almeida
15 Ricky Simon

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Max Holloway
1 Jose Aldo
2 Brian Ortega
3 Frankie Edgar
4 Alexander Volkanovski
5 Renato Moicano
6 Zabit Magomedsharipov
7 Jeremy Stephens
8 Josh Emmett
9 Mirsad Bektic
10 Cub Swanson
11 Ricardo Lamas
12 Yair Rodriguez
13 Chan Sung Jung
14 Darren Elkins
15 Calvin Kattar

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Dustin Poirier +1 Interim Champion
2 Tony Ferguson -1
3 Conor McGregor
4 Al Iaquinta
5 Justin Gaethje
6 Kevin Lee
7 Donald Cerrone +1
7 Edson Barboza -2
9 Anthony Pettis *NR
10 Paul Felder -1
11 Gregor Gillespie -1
12 Alexander Hernandez -1
13 James Vick
14 Charles Oliveira -2
15 Nat Diez -1

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Kamaru Usman
1 Tyron Woodley
2 Colby Covington
3 Rafael Dos Anjos
4 Jorge Masvidal
5 Ben Askren
6 Darren Till
7 Stephen Thompson
8 Anthony Pettis
9 Santiago Ponzinibbio
10 Robbie Lawler
11 Leon Edwards
12 Demian Maia
13 Neil Magny
14 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
15 Vincente Luque

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Robert Whittaker
1 Israel Adesanya *Interim Champion
2 Yoel Romero -1
3 Luke Rcokhold -1
4 Ronaldo Souza -1
5 Kelvin Gastelum -1
6 Chris Weidman
7 Paulo Costa
8 Derek Brunson
9 Jared Cannonier
10 Jack Hermansson *NR
11 Brad Tavares -1
12 Antonio Carlos Junior
13 Uriah Hall
14 Elias Theodorou
15 Anderson Silva

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Jon Jones
1 Daniel Cormier
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Thiago Santos
4 Anthony Smith
5 Dominick Reyes
6 Jan Blachowicz
7 Volkan Oezdemir
8 Corey Anderson
9 Ilir Latifi
10 Jimi Manuwa
11 Glover Teixeira
12 Johnny Walker +1
13 Mauricio Rua +1
14 Misha Cirkunov +1
15 Nikita Krylov *NR

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Stipe Miocic
2 Francis Ngannou
3 Junior Dos Santos
4 Curtis Blaydes
5 Derrick Lewis
6 Alexander Volkov
7 Alistair Overeem
8 Cain Velasquez
9 Aleksei Oleinik
10 Marcin Tybura
11 Justin Willis
12 Tai Tuivasa
13 Shamil Abdurakhimov
14 Blagoy Ivanov
15 Andrei Arlovski

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Rose Namajunas
1 Jessica Andrade
2 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
3 Tatiana Suarez
4 Nina Ansaroff
5 Claudia Gadelha
6 Weili Zhang
7 Michelle Waterson
8 Tecia Torres
9 Carla Esparza +1
9 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
11 Cynthia Calvillo
12 Felice Herrig
13 Alexa Grasso
14 Randa Markos -1
15 Cortney Casey

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Valentina Shevchenko
1 Jessica Eye
2 Katlyn Chookagian +1
3 Liz Carmouche +1
4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk (T)
4 Joanne Calderwood +1
6 Alexis Davis +1
7 Roxanne Modafferi +1
8 Lauren Murphy +1
9 Jennifer Maia
10 Andrea Lee +2
11 Montana De La Rosa +2
12 Mara Romero Borella +2
12 Antonina Shevchenko +3
14 Maycee Barber *NR
15 Paige VanZant *NR

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Amanda Nunes
1 Germaine de Randamie
2 Holly Holm
3 Ketlen Vieira
4 Raquel Pennington
5 Cat Zingano
6 Aspen Ladd
7 Yana Kunitskaya
8 Marion Reneau
9 Sara McMann
10 Irene Aldana
11 Tonya Evinger
12 Bethe Correia
13 Lina Lansberg
14 Macy Chiasson
15 Talita Bernardo

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change next week after the UFC Fight Night 149: “Overeem vs Oilenik” event this Sat. night (April 20, 2019) inside Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg (more on that fight card here).

For even more upcoming UFC events click here.